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✨✧ Made In USAMelodies (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky soul band with a bit of a clubby groove – and one that features some great male harmony vocals behind lead singer Jann Harrison! Harrison's got a very light style of singing – almost soprano at points, which makes the male voices especially welcome – as they help ground the grooves much more deeply down towards the basslines that are such a strong part of the album. The set's got a really classic De-Lite Records feel from the 70s – a groove that's right up there with the Kay-Gees at their best – with riffing guitar, bumping bass, smooth keyboards, and tight horns over the top. Titles include "Gotta Get A High", "Shake Your Body", "Try To Find A Way", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Sexy Lady", and both vocal and instrumental versions of "Melodies". CD also features bonus 12" mixes of "Melodies" and "Shake Your Body". CD

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✨✧ Orchestra USA/John LewisDebut ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first recordings ever from Orchestra USA – the landmark third stream jazz group co-led by John Lewis and Gunther Schuller! The group sprang out of Schuller and Lewis' preoccupations with bringing jazz to a more serious environment – merging traits of 20th century classical with jazz-based improvisation – in a format that included standout solo players, as well as larger backings from strings and woodwinds. And while some of that group's recordings were a bit dull, this one's totally great – not nearly as stiff and academic as you'd think – with some really strong solo work on saxes, and a soulful approach that gets past any formalism that could mar the proceedings. Players include Eric Dolphy, Phil Woods, Leo Wright, Nick Travis, and Jim Hall – and titles include "Three Little Feelings (parts 1, 2, & 3)", "Milesign", "Milano", "Natural Affection", and "Donnie's Theme". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Jeanne BargyGreenwich Village USA ... LP
20th Century, 1960. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in one corner.)

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Native SonCoast To Coast – Native Son Live In USA (with bonus track) ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
Sublime live work from this legendary fusion combo – a group who were to Japanese jazz what the Crusaders were to the US at the end of the 70s! The album features the group recorded live in the US – working in especially soulful territory that features lots of Fender Rhodes and clavinet from Takehiro Honda – plus great horn lines that flow, soar, and sparkle wonderfully with a perfect balance between tightness and soulful expression. This Japanese version features the full double-length album – not issued in the US – with a total of 9 tracks that include "Coke Screw", "Jay Walk", "Super Safari", "Autumn Dreams", "Racing Around", "Wind Jammer", and "Orange Sunrise". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)

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Pretty BopBlack Is Beautiful – Live At Jonesville USA ... LP
Zackron, Mid 60s. Fair ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Linda RonstadtLiving In The USA ... LP
Asylum, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jule Styne/George Weiss/Frank De VolFreedomland USA ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove, including the original plastic inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, seam splitting, and a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Wilmer & The DukesLiving In The USA/Count On Me ... 7-inch
Aphrodisiac, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of the few singles ever cut by this mixed rocking soul combo! "Living In The USA" is a cover of the excellent Steve Miller tune – done here at about the same tempo, and with a groove that's very nice. "Count On Me" is a mellower tune – but unfortunately, Wilmer's voice is better suited to faster and funkier material, and we think it just doesn't work. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)

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VariousBlues Scene USA Vol 1 – Chicago Rhythm & Blues Sounds ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great Storyville collection – with work by TV Slim, AC Reed, Jesse Fortune, Willie Mabon, Ricky Allen, and Elmore James! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice vintage pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousSoulsville USA – A Celebration Of Stax (3CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 24.99
It's been almost 60 years since the Stax Records label forever changed the face of American soul music – and we can think of no better way to celebrate than by dipping into this well-chosen batch of 60 classic tracks from the label's glory days! The whole Stax groove is here – from the early roots of Memphis soul, to the label's breakout crossover moment in the 60s, to their new sense of pride and power in the post-1968 years – all wrapped up in a super-tight 3CD set, without any filler at all! The set moves in roughly chronological order – and covers both the ballads and the groovers, the funky moments and more sophisticated sounds – on titles that include "Jody's Got Your Girl & Gone" by Johnnie Taylor, "Fool In Love" by The Veltones, "Big Bird" by Eddie Floyd, "Private Number" by Judy Clay & William Bell, "I Got A Sure Thing" by Ollie & The Nightingales, "Hey You Get Off My Mountain" by The Dramatics, "Starting All Over Again" by Mel & Tim, "Hearsay" by Soul Children, "Dedicated To The One I Love" by The Temprees, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "Walking The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, "You Don't Miss Your Water" by William Bell, "Tramp" by Otis & Carla, "Walk On By" by Isaac Hayes, "Just Keep On Loving Me" by Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Your Good Thing Is About To End" by Mable John. CD

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✨✧ Eric DolphyQuintet USA ... LP
Unique Jazz (Italy), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most interesting sets of work we've ever seen from Dolphy – a live performance recorded in New York on October 7, 1962, and one that features him working with a host of unusual sidemen – including Herbie Hancock on piano, Ed Armour on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, and Edgar Bateman on drums! The recording quality's got a definite "live" feel, but is still strong overall – and both Dolphy and Hancock more than make up for it with some very unusual solo work that makes the album a key part of understanding their careers at the time. Eric is on alto, flute, and bass clarinet – and titles include "2.45", "GW", "Left Alone", and "Miss Ann". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mobb DeepUSA (Aiight Then) (clean, album, inst)/Spread Love (clean, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Loud, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ ABCVanity Kills (usa remix)/ABC Megamix ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckDouble Live From The USA & UK ... CD
Telarc, 1995/1998. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ VariousCentury XXI Electric/Acoustic USA 2 ... CD
New Tone (Italy), 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
10 tracks from Rhys Chatham, Evan Ziporyn, Dave Soldier, Michael Gordon, Glenn Branca & Lois V Vierk. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousChartbusters USA – Special Country Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic entry in this great series from Ace Records – a set that looks at some of the bigger country music hits of the late 60s, but in a way that moves way past the obvious and iconic! Sure, there's some well-known tracks here, but there's also a number that broke big at the time, but fell off the radar over the years – especially some of the unusual hits by big stars, or standout numbers by artists who maybe never hit the bigtime again. The variety of styles and themes is great – and really reflects some of the politics and anxieties of the time – and overall, given the helpful notes, the whole thing is similar to the excellent Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, & Hillbilly Music series on Bear Family. Titles include "The First Thing Every Morning" by Jimmy Dean, "Flowers On The Wall" by The Statler Brothers, "Girl On The Billboard" by Del Reeves, "Singing My Song" by Tammy Wynette, "Mr Walker It's All Over" by Billie Jo Spears, "I Wanna Live" by Glen Campbell, "Skip A Rope" by Henson Cargill, "What's Made Milwaukee Famous" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Understand Your Man" by Johnny Cash, "Miller's Cave" by Bobby Bare, "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston, "Begging To You" by Marty Robbins, "Carroll County Accident" by Porter Wagoner, "Chug A Lug" by Roger Miller, "Okie From Muskogee" by Merle Haggard, and "Six White Horses" by Tommy Cash. CD
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Monty AlexanderWith Love ... LP
MPS/PA USA, 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Classic MPS session by funky pianist Monty Alexander! This one's filled with moody trio material, played by Alexander's tight little group with Senator Eugene Wright on bass and Bobby Durham on drums. Wright's basslines are nice and warm, and roll off in a groovy way with Alexander's tightly punctuated piano lines. The LP includes the tracks "Monticello", "We've Only Just Begun", "Love Story", and "Summer Of 42" – all done in nice groovy versions. The album was issued in Europe with the title We've Only Just Begun – but this is the US version, with a different title but the same cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Pausa. Cover has tape along the spine & seams and a name in marker.)

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BuckinghamsKind Of A Drag ... LP
USA, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
Pre-Columbia Records work from this very groovy Chicago group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Clare Fischer & Salsa PicanteClare Fischer & Salsa Picante Present 2+2 ... LP
MPS/PA USA, 1980. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the grooviest albums that Clare Fischer ever recorded – featuring his electric Latin fusion group Salsa Picante, fronted by a two-man/two-woman vocal quartet who give the album kind of a "Brasil 66 meets Singers Unlimited" kind of sound! Fisher is on Fender Rhodes, and the group features Poncho Sanchez on conga, percussion by Alex Acuna, and some great reed work by Gary Foster. Tracks include "Du Du", "Legacy", "Guajira Pa La Jeva", "Funiquado", "Melancolico", and a great version of Fischer's excellent "Morning", one of his best and most-recorded compositions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Peter LeitchJump Street ... LP
PA USA, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Red MitchellRed Mitchell Meets Guido Manusardi ... LP
PA USA, 1974. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Patrick WilliamsTheme ... LP
PA USA, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy album of slick LA jazz – put together by the great Pat Williams, who did some great arranging work for Verve and MPS in earlier years! The record features a lot of studio jazz players – like Dave Grusin, Toots Thielemans, Gerrry Niewood, Marvin Stamm, and Jerome Richardson – and the tracks are short with kind of an uptempo funky style. Titles include "Barrio", "Blue Light", "Sail On", and versions of the "Bob Newhart" and "Lou Grant" TV Themes! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mundell LoweTransit West ... LP
PA USA, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have a name in marker.)
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✨✧ VariousRock & Roll Music – The Songs Of Chuck Berry ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Chuck Berry may have been a hell of a hitmaker on his own – but he also helped lots of other folks hit the heights, too – thanks to the fantastic songs he penned over the years! Berry's original versions are the stuff of early rock and roll gold – but the tunes here take off in all sorts of directions – from rockabilly to country, garage, psych, soul, and even a bit of folk as well – served up by a surprisingly large amount of artists you might not never associate with Chuck's music! The package is definitely one of the most striking in the "songwriter" series from Ace Records – and like the others, it's done with a similar sort of depth – including notes on all the many unusual records included in the collection. Titles include "Roll Over Beethoven" by Helen Dixon, "Around & Around" by Swinging Blue Jeans, "Nadine" by The Bunch, "I'm Talking About You" by The Remains, "Oh Baby Doll" by The Pretty Things, "Come On" by Ian Gomm, "Memphis" by Don Covay, "You Never Can Tell" by John Prine, "The Promised Land" by Dave Edmunds, "Beautiful Delilah" by The Count Bishops, "Back In The USA" by MC5, "You Can't Catch Me" by Sleepy LaBeef, "Sweet Little Sixteen" by The Hollies, "Almost Grown" by Syndicate Of Sound, "Too Much Monkey Business" by Elvis Presley, and "No Money Down" by John Hammond. CD

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Akoya Afrobeat EnsembleIntroducing The Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble ... CD
Afrobomb, 2004. Used ... $4.99
Afro Funk from the New York scene – served up by a combo who've taken Fela's inspiration to great new levels! The sound here definitely has roots in the grooves first grown in the 70s – heavy percussion, hard-rolling rhythms, and a brace of horns soaring over the top – tight on the head arrangements, but free to step out in jazzier moments in the longer space of the tracks! But Akoya also have a sound that's far more than just a copycat of the classic years – and they bring a sophisticated, contemporary groove to their music – one that's still mostly live and organic, but which also has a great sense of space and timing too. Vocal numbers include the political tracks "USA (Unilateral System Of Attack)" and "Star Wars" – and other titles include "Pelotera", "Mutiny", and "Akoya Chant". CD

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Monty Alexander & Ernest RanglinJust Friends ... LP
MPS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Mellow guitar/piano duets between Monty Alexander and his favorite bandmate, the Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. The tracks are relatively short, with mostly standards, done in a warm intimate way. Titles include "Con Alma", "Taboo", "Cruxian Dance", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on PA/USA.)

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Kali BahluKali Bahlu Takes The Forest Children On A Journey Of Cosmic Remembrance ... LP
World Pacific/Merlins Nose (Germany), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99
A weird set of sitar and bongos backed sing-speak about gurus, devil gods, leprechauns, elves, opium, the wind, hippie boys and other oddball psychedelia enhanced storytelling from Kali,The Gypsy Star Child! We don't know a thing about Kali – she has a cute, girly-girl, Anytown, USA voice, but the hippie fantasy, pseudo spiritual storytelling is weird, yet genuinely committed – with droning, Eastern-tinged psych backdrops. Includes "A Game Called Who Am I", "Cosmic Remembrance", "A Cosmic Telephone Call", "From The Angel Liesle & The Buddha" and "How Can I Tell My Guru?" LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownRoots Of A Revolution ... CD
Polydor, 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
A great collection of 60s work by James – one that goes way past the hits, to show the birth of the funky style that would forever be James' calling card in the 70s! The package starts in the earlier King R&B years – with tracks that are hard and soulful, yet which also have a unique approach to rhythm that was the beginning of Brown's experiments in funk. As the set moves on, it runs through an assortment of 60s hard soul styles – with touches of soul jazz, sock-boogaloo, and more – all coming together to serve up a great portrait of James' early genius! The package has a number of wonderful vocal cuts, some instrumental bits, and even some rare studio dialogue – and it features tracks pulled from a number of rare singles and long out of print LPs, complete with a killer booklet too! Titles include "Baby You're Right", "Doodle Bee", "This Old Heart", "I'll Never Never Let You Go", "I Cried", "I Don't Care", "Shout & Shimmy", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Maybe The Last Time", "Oh Baby Don't You Weep (parts 1 & 2)", "Just You & Me Darling", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Hold It", "Begging Begging", "That Dood It", and "Chonnie On Chon". 43 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Stelvio CiprianiRhythmical Movement (with bonus download) ... LP
Sugar/Cinedelic (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Rhythmical movement is our favorite kind of movement – especially when it's done right, which it definitely is in the hands of Italian soundtrack maestro Stelvio Cipriani – who turns in some wonderful grooves for this rare sound library set! The album's got a funky vibe that matches some of Cipriani's best film score material from the late 70s from the keyboard-heavy cuts that he used in both love and comedy scores, to some of the more upbeat disco sounds he'd bring out for other films – although the album's pretty darn upbeat overall, and definitely lives up to the movement-heavy promise of the title! Most tracks are instrumental, with nice funky currents and keyboards – and titles include "What Can I Do", "Brasil Connection", "Living & Loving", "Don't Tamper With My Things", "Burglar Proof", "Percussion Gun", and "Chicago USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Corner of cover has a very slight bump from shipping – but a very minor issue.)

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ClashClash ... CD
Sony, 1977. Used ... $2.99
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA". CD

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Golliwogs (Creedence Clearwater Revival)Fight Fire – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Fantasy/Craft, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty maybe tuned more towards a sound used by The Animals – although his guitar work also has plenty of fuzz! There's a definite influence from R&B, but maybe not as pronounced as in later years – and all the charms of CCR are clearly bubbling right there under the surface. The tracks were all recorded by Fantasy Records in the early days, and for years were considered something of a footnote to their later fame – but taken together here, they're more than strong enough to stand on their own. This new Craft presentation is the best they've ever looked, too – as the package has very detailed notes, and information on all the original recordings – with 23 titles that include "You Came Walking", "Little Tina", "Don't Tell Me No Lies", "Brown Eyed Girl", "Fight Fire", "Walking On The Water", "You Can't Be True", "She Was Mine", "Gonna Hang Around", "Call It Pretending", "Little Girl", and even an "Action USA Spot". CD

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Chico HamiltonWith Strings Attached ... LP
Warner, 1959. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the best records that Chico Hamilton cut during the 50s – and one that features Eric Dolphy, who was with Chico's group for a short while! The record's got the quintet (which also includes the excellent Dennis Budimir on guitar) fronting larger string arrangements by Fred Katz (no longer their cellist, but still a key force here) – and the approach is a great expansion on the earlier styles that Chico forged for Pacific Jazz. The strings here are never sleepy, and instead have a dark and modern feel overall – similar to Ralph Burns' best work of the time, but a bit more restrained – and Eric Dolphy's reed work really keeps things interesting, with sharp-edged notes give most of the tracks a fair bit of depth. Titles include "Modes", "Strange", "Don's Delight", "Andante", "Fair Weather", "Something To Live For", and "Pottsville USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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John Cougar MellencampScarecrow ... LP
Riva, 1985. Very Good ... $6.99
Titles include "Small Town", "Rain On The Scarecrow", "Justice & Independence 85", "Rumbleseat", "You've Got To Stand For Somethin", "ROCK In The USA", and "Between A Laugh & A Tear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Steve Miller BandSailor ... CD
Capitol, 1968. Used ... $4.99
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easygoing energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while others still preserve some of the looser jamming energy that spawned the group – those heady waves of sound that Miller and Scaggs really helped filter down for a whole new generation! Titles include the brilliant "Living In The USA", plus "Song For Our Ancestors", "Dear Mary", "Quicksilver Girl", "Gangster Of Love", and "Overdrive". CD

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Charles MingusPassions Of A Man – Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956 to 1961 (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 6 CDs ... $24.99
Comprehensive set that covers the full range of Mingus' great recordings for Atlantic, including stuff from many hard to find albums that you won't find easily on LP. The track list is virtually a catalog of his greatest recordings, 6CDs worth of tracks including: "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Profile Of Jackie", "Haitian Fight Song", "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird", 'Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", "Cryin' Blues", "Devil Woman", "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am", "Passions Of A Woman Loved", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", "Better Git Hit In Your Sould", "Tonight At Noon", "Sue's Changes", "Canon", "Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi USA", "Goodbye, Porkpie Hat", "Passions Of A Man" and the spoken word number "Mingus On Mingus" which is Mingus himself looking back on his career. Well done liner notes, too, in a nice tri-fold gatefold package. CD
(In great shape, includes original slicpase and book!)

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Modern LoversJonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers ... LP
Beserkley, 1976. Near Mint- ... $59.99
Jonathan Richman and his new crew of Modern Lovers may not have rolled at faster miles per hour by the time of this second album for Berserkely – but the album is still nearly as essential as the legendary debut is! Jonathan is still fronting wry, punchy three minute proto-punk pop tunes here, with a slightly softer sensibility than the often jarringly caustic debut. This is where the childlike Jonathan really started to take over. Near-perfection from one of the most iconclastic songwriters of the past several decades! Tracks include "Rockin' Shoppin' Center", "Back In The USA", "Important In Your Life", "New England", "Lonely Financial Zone", "Hi Dear", "Hey There Little Insect", "Spring Time" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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James Moody & Al CohnToo Heavy For Words ... LP
MPS, 1971. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Very nice, very laidback session that has Moody and Cohn trading solos on an easy batch of bop tracks, along with Barry Harris, Roy Brooks, and Sam Jones. The recording quality is at the usual high standard for MPS – although the set was actually produced by Don Schlitten, presumably in New York. All the tracks are long, with lots of warmly crafted solos – and titles include "Mr. George", "The Underdog", "Vezzioso", and "Good Bait". LP, Vinyl record album
(PA/USA pressing.)

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Night Blooming JazzmenNight Blooming Jazzmen ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the funkiest records ever cut under the direction of Leonard Feather – a sweetly grooving little set that's filled with tight changes and lots of soulful riffing! Feather wrote and arranged the date, but the real strength here is the players – Mainstream Records hipsters who include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Charles Kynard on organ, Paul Humphrey on drums, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Ernie Watts on sax and flute – plus a bit of vocal work from Kitty Doswell, although the album's predominantly a vocal one. There's almost a soundtrack jazz feel to some of the best cuts here – tunes that are funky, but not in an over-the-top sort of way – with subtleties and sophistication that really keep the album fresh. The set kicks off with "Nam M'Yoho Ren'ge Yo", which has a good groove, and a nice tight break at the beginning – and other tracks include "The Night Blooming Jazmen", "Donte's Inferno", and "Funkville USA". CD

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People's ChoiceAny Way You Wanna – The People's Choice Anthology 1971 to 1981 ... CD
Big Break (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Funky Philly soul at its finest! This is the first-ever People's Choice compilation we've seen – all the more impressive for pulling together essential recordings made for the Philadelphia International, Casablanca, TSOP, West End and Phil-LA Of Soul labels – recordings that cover an incredible decade-long run! People's Choice burst out of the gate in the early 70s with a wave of funky, electric piano flavored singles – soon catching the attention of Gamble & Huff, which helped open doors both commercially and creatively in the years that followed. We'd be hard pressed to pick a finer batch of tracks from early 70s to early 80s than you'll find here – including standout early singles and album tracks, rarer B-sides and single mixes – when considered all together really showing the group in all its multi-faceted glory! 33 tracks on 2CDs: "Do It Anyway You Wanna", "I Likes To Do It", "Cold Blooded & Down-Right-Funky", "Nursery Rhymes", "My Feet Won't Move, But My Shoes Did The Boogie", "Turn Me Loose", "Grunt", "Love Shop", "Asking For Trouble", "Don't Send Me Away", "A Mellow Mood", "You Ought TO Be Dancing", "If You Gonna Do It (Put Your Mind To It)" (Parts 1 & 2), "Boogie Down USA", "Soft And Tender", "A Great Truth", Tom Moulton mixes of "Opus-De-Funk" & "Do It Any Way You Wanna" and "Jam Jam Jam (All Night Long)" and more! CD

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SuicideSuicide ... LP
Red Star, 1976. Near Mint- (reissue)... $18.99
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s – and one that was in a space that was completely their own – and still is, after all the decades since the release of this record! With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. The album has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock records of all time – and titles include the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree". LP, Vinyl record album
("Limited Edition" reissue.)

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Sylvie VartanSylvie Vartan En Anglais – Et En Americain ... CD
RCA/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Sylvie Vartan was one of the grooviest singers in France during the 60s – part of that great wave of female talent that also included Francoise Hardy and France Gall – and although her French recordings are very well-remembered and reissued, she also cut a number of more obscure English language tracks at the time! This collection is the first to focus on those gems – work recorded in New York, Nashville, and London – all different spots directed by RCA, where Sylvie picked up new grooves, different production, and some styles that really expanded her sound! Almost all the numbers here still have that swinging 60s French pop approach – mod at times, slinky at others – but the shift to English lyrics makes for a mighty nice change – and opens the singers charms to an even bigger audience than ever. CD features 25 tracks, detailed notes, and even includes a few unissued titles from the time – with tunes that include "Love Has Laid His Hands On Me", "Whirlpool", "Gonna Cry", "Run For The Sun", "USA", "I Heard Somebody Say", "Another Heart", "He Understands Me", "It's Not A Game", and "I Wish You Well". CD

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VariousDe-Lite Dance Delights – Mixed By DJ Spinna ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99
DJ Spinna takes on the catalog of the mighty De-Lite Records – pulling together key cuts from the label's second chapter, to create a non-stop mix of soulful club music that runs for nearly 80 minutes in length! Most of the music here follows in the best club traditions of Kool & The Gang – the label's most famous act – and Spinna does a great job of keeping the integrity of the cuts, while still creating just the right sort of space to let them effortlessly flow together! Titles include "Color Blind" by Motivation, "I'm Gonna Put A Spell On You" by Leon Bryant, "I Don't Want To Change You" by Crown Heights Affair, "Melodies" by Made In USA, "You've Got To Keep On Bumpin" by Kay-Gees, "Music Is The Word" by Crown Heights Affair, "Casanova" by Coffee, "Reaching" by Dazzle, "Burn Me Up" by Kay-Gees, "Music Is The Message" by Kool & The Gang, "Get Down" by Kay-Gees, and "Galaxy Of Love" by Crown Heights Affair. CD

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 22.99
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Bronski BeatHundreds & Thousands ... CD
London/Karussell (Australia), 1985. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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CandidoThousand Finger Man ... CD
Solid State/Blue Note, 1969. Used ... $8.99
Stone lost Latin funk! This is Candido's rarest – and it's a killer batch of conga-heavy grooves, recorded in the late 60s for Solid State, and featuring a very groovy set of mod Latin arrangements by Joe Cain. The band features organ, guitar, bass, horns, and some upfront conga solos from Candido. Tracks are longer than usual for this sort of album – and there's a lot of strange elements floating through the tracks, in a very nice way! Titles include "Thousand Finger Man", which has some especially firey conga breakdowns, plus "Jump Back", "Soul Limbo", "Tony's Theme (from Lady In Cement)", and "Come On Choo Choo Train". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy ColletteJazz For Thousand Oaks – Live In Thousand Oaks California June 2 1996 ... CD
UFO Bass, 1996. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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CrusadersCrusaders At Their Best ... LP
Motown, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A really mixed bag of grooves from the Crusaders – but still an album that's quite tasty if you dig their work on the Chisa label! The record appears to be a greatest hits collection – with the "best" in the title – but it's more a summation of the styles they'd been digging on previous records, as some tracks feature a tight funky groove, others have a mellower electric one, and still others have a straight jazz approach. Highlights include the African-sounding "Time Has No Ending", the Sly Stone cover "Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin", and a nice reading of Wilton Felder's "Way Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ CrusadersRhapsody & Blues ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
The Crusaders at their late 70s smooth jazz best – completely confident in the sound of their groove, and unabashedly working in a tight studio setting on longer tracks that helped forever change the sound of mainstream funky jazz! And yes, the edges are polished down from the group's earlier recordings – but in a way that only seems to deepen the soul of the tunes, and give them more direction and a solidly crossover feel that actually goes past the random funky jazz of the early and mid 70s. Sample, Felder, and Hooper are in fine form throughout – and as usual by this point, are working with a range of guest stars – including Will Jennings, who sings some great lead vocals on the "Street Life"-like "Soul Shadows" track that leads off the set. Other titles include "Elegant Evening", "Rhapsody & Blues", "Last Call", and "Sweet Gentle Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrusadersScratch ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
A great Crusaders album – and one that's a perfect bridge between their earlier soul jazz styles, and their tighter funkier electric one. The record was recorded live at the Roxy, and the group is augmented by Larry Carlton on guitar, who gives the tracks a nice razor edge at his best moments. All songs are pretty long – and the band is in extremely good form, jamming away with lots of funky vamping, and breaking out with some very soulful solos. Titles include "Scratch", "Hard Times", "So Far Away", and "Way Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrusadersStreet Life ... CD
Blue Thumb, 1979. Used ... $6.99
One of our favorite albums ever from The Crusaders – a set that really sums up all the tightness they'd forged in the 70s, while still showing a new sense of soul and funk as well – expertly balanced with flawless LA production! The album may well be the group's equivalent of a Steely Dan album – no surprise, given the work they'd done on sessions for that group – and the title cut is the massive extended version of "Street Life", with killer vocals from Randy Crawford – and other titles include "My Lady", "Night Faces", "The Hustler", and "Rodeo Drive". CD

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CrusadersWay Back Home (4CD boxset) ... CD
Blue Thumb, 1960s/1970s. Used 4 CDs ... $29.99
... CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode. Please note that there is a clear piece of tape on the box cover.)

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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... LP
Buried Treasure (France), 2016. Sealed ... $14.99
There's a date range listed on the cover that stretches back to the 70s – not the actual age of the music on this set, but instead a way of indicating the decades worth of inspiration drawn upon by The Dandelion Set – especially the cooler post-psych elements of the UK scene in the 70s, and some of the trippier psych revival sounds of the following decade! These guys might have been right at home on Bam Caruso or early Creation Records – and share a similar love of the weirder, offbeat qualities of the late 60s – blending fuzzy performance with equally freaky production – using light touches of funk or analogue electronics along the way. Tracks on the record work together to create a very vivid audio scene – one that's echoed by the equally trippy liner notes by Alan Moore – and titles include "Harps Ascend", "Cosmic Flux History", "Tone Garden", "Pristina Strawberry Girl", "Redherringbone", "A Rasher Of Wind", "Gardense", and "The Third Programme". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny DeltFunky Musak (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1979. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $24.99
The a-side on this one's an ok bit of bass-y funk, but the real gem is the instrumental – a great midtempo groover that starts with a tight drum break, then really plays up on the bass, giving the track a very solid old school funk sound! A nice one to sample, and equally great for an 80s groove dancefloor! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear, some small stains, and aging.)

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Ray DrummondSusanita ... LP
Nilva, 1984. Very Good- ... $2.99
One of the excellent sessions on the tiny Nilva label from the 80s – an underground soul jazz imprint started up by drummer Alvin Queen – and home to some really wonderful music! As with most of the sessions on the label, Queen's in the group on drums – really driving some power into an ensemble that includes bassist Ray Drummond, saxophonist Manny Boyd, pianist John Hicks, and a young Branford Marsalis on both soprano and tenor sax – blowing here on only two of the album's 7 tracks. Drummond's got a great way of leading the group, and brings in a well-rounded, deeply soulful quality to the record – one that has the tunes flowing along like some hip work from Woody Shaw – with plenty of open space on top for the soloists. Titles include "Bobby's Blue Sunday", "Nardis", "Leanin & Preenin", "Oh Jay", and "Susanita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Charles Earland/Lonnie Smith/Johnny Hammond/JimmyJazz Organ Summit – Live At The DuSable Museum Of African American History Chicago ... CD
Cannonball, 1997. Used ... $6.99
A well-titled Jazz Organ Summit – given that the players here include Lonnie Smith, Johnny Hammond Smith, Charles Earland, and Jimmy McGriff! Most of the players work solo – each getting a track or two on their own, before coming together for a great jam session at the end – and there's a core group of accompanists who include Jim Rotundi on trumpet, Mike Allemana on guitar, and Terry Morrisette on drums – plus other contributions from Eric Alexander on tenor and Greg Rockingham on drums. Titles include Lonnie Smith on "Cherokee", Johnny Hammond Smith on "The Masquerade Is Over" and "Summertime", Charles Earland on "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday", Jimmy McGriff on "Gospel Slo Blues" and "Groovin Blues" – and the whole group of organists come together on "Summit Intro/Summit Theme/Outro". CD
(Out of print.)

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Susana EstradaSexadelic Disco Funk Sound Of Susana Estrada ... LP
Sauce/Espacial (Spain), Early 80s. New Copy ... $25.99
Sweet sexy sounds from Spanish singer Susana Estrada – a performer known for her famous erotic work of the 70s, stepping out here in a set of clubby tracks for the disco generation! The early 80s date of these tracks mark Susana as maybe being a bit later than some of the porn stars turned disco divas of the late 70s – but Estrada's overall approach is a bit different too – maybe a bit wittier, and following in the mode of the liberated sensuality she presented in her writings and theatrical work. Of course, the end result is still some wonderfully breathy female vocals over disco grooves – on tracks sung entirely in Spanish – with titles that include "Machos", "Voy Desnunda", "Espacial", "Hagamoslo Juntos", "Gozame Ya", "Quitate El Sosten", and "Mi Chico Favorito". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gale Garnett & The Gentle RainSausalito Heliport ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
Beautifully tripped-out material from Gale Garnett & The Gentle Reign – titled after the Sausalito Heliport, a northern California complex that housed a bunch of hippy dippy bands in the late 60s! The album's a wonderful blend of Bay Area freedoms and some of the folksier and sweeter touches of east coast groups of the time – with instrumentation that includes organ, harpsichord, guitar, and lots of cool percussion – and a style that's got lots of wild elements, yet always manages to compress them down into cool sunshiney tunes! Titles include "Peace Comes Slowly To The Thrashing Fish", "Water Your Mind", "The Trip Note Song", "Man In The Middle", "Want Ad", and "Deer In The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a sticker spot on back.)

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✨✧ Grupo MedusaGrupo Medusa ... LP
Som Da Gente (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Grupo Medusa were one of the best fusion combos on the great Som Da Gente label – and their early albums defined the direction that Brazilian jazz was taking in the 80s. The band features some great keyboard work on Fender Rhodes and clavinet by Amilson Godoy, plus some great guitar playing by Heraldo Do Monte, in a style that's much more strident and upbeat than some of his solo albums. The session's got a bit of funk, a bit of breeziness, and lots of tight jazzy playing. Titles include "Pe No Chao", "Uma Viagem", "Ponto De Fusao", and "Baiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Keith JarrettSolo Concerts – Bremen Lausanne ... LP
ECM, 1973. Near Mint- 3LP Box + Booklet ... $14.99
One of Jarrett's numerous solo piano recordings for ECM, and one that actually predates the watershed Koln Concert set. Ultimately very much in the same vein as that more well known recording, these 3 albums worth of material find Jarrett exploring the piano in a contemplative, lyrical, but still very free way, etching out his own little sub genre of music that would become hugely influential, for good or bad! Like the other live piano solo recordings, each piece is simply named by location, and divided into parts, like "Ia" and "IIb". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the booklet.)

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Jali Musa JawaraYasimika ... LP
Hannibal, 1990. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jazz CrusadersHeat Wave ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
Nothing fancy – but some great short little soul jazz numbers that show The Jazz Crusaders grooving at their early best! The tenor of Wilton Felder, trombone of Wayne Henderson, and piano of Joe Sample really carry the set – and the album's got some great originals that include "Purple Onion", "Stix March", "Some Samba", "Close Shave", and "Free Sample". Also includes a nice reading of John Barry's "Theme From The L Shaped Room" and Les McCann's "Sassy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jazz CrusadersJazz Crusaders At The Lighthouse (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1962. Used ... $11.99
The landmark first album to feature the Jazz Crusaders playing live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach – the start of a great run of albums that would go onto help redefine the sound of soul jazz in the 60s! Although the group was already plenty darn great on their studio sides, working at the Lighthouse seemed to allow them to open up even more – work in a slightly longer, more spacious setting than in the studio – with more room for creative solos and a sound that was often more deeply soulful overall! In fact, the Jazz Crusaders association with the club helped turn the sound of the Lighthouse away from the "cool" reputation it got from Lighthouse All-Stars albums of the 50s – and open the place up as the more righteous venue for jazz expression to come from players like Lee Morgan, Grant Green, and Elvin Jones on Blue Note! The lineup here is classic Crusaders – with plenty of searing tenor work from Wilton Felder, slidingly soulful trombone from Wayne Henderson, storming piano by Joe Sample, and tight tight rhythm from Victor Gaskin on bass and Stix Hooper on drums. Tracks include some great originals, like "Congolese Sermon", "Cathy's Dilemma", and "Scandalizing", plus a great version of Jackie McLean's "Appointment in Ghana". CD also features 2 long bonus tracks – "Boopie" and "Penny Blue". CD
(Out of print.)

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